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Yosemite National Park Announces Presentations for the Outstandingly Remarkable Values of the Merced River

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Date: June 3, 2010


Yosemite National Park announces a series of presentations regarding the Merced River’s Outstanding Remarkable Values. The park is currently developing a comprehensive management plan for the Merced Wild and Scenic River, in order to protect and enhance its Outstandingly Remarkable Values (ORVs), water quality, and free-flowing condition. These unique, river-related values will be the foundation of the Merced Wild and Scenic Comprehensive Management Plan. 

The public is invited to attend a presentation of the Draft 2010 ORV Report for the Merced Wild and Scenic River. Presentations will be followed by discussion sessions with project staff and subject matter experts.

Individuals wishing to attend presentation meetings are welcome to attend all or a portion of the meeting. Individuals attending the presentations will have an opportunity to:

  • LEARN about how the National Park Service (NPS) endeavors to identify the outstandingly remarkable values (ORVs) of the Merced River in collaboration with subject matter experts, park staff, cooperating agencies, affiliated tribes, and the public
  • ASK questions to user capacity experts and natural and cultural resource experts to understand each ORV in greater depth
  • SHARE ideas regarding different categories of ORVs
  • DISCUSS methods for assessing the condition of each ORV and how it can protect and enhance these values

The Draft 2010 ORV Report for the Merced Wild and Scenic River can be viewed at:http://www.nps.gov/yose/parkmgmt/mrp.htm after June 14, 2010.

A schedule of presentations is as follows:

Monday, June 28

San Ramon City Hall
2228 Camino Ramon
San Ramon, CA

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Open house scheduled from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, June 29

Fresno County Supervisors Chamber
2281 Tulare Street, Rm 301Fresno, CA

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Open house scheduled from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, June 30

Oakhurst Community Center
39800 Road 24B
Oakhurst, CA

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 30

Yosemite Valley Auditorium,
Located behind Valley Visitor Center

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 1

Groveland Community Hall
18730 Main Street, Highway 120
Groveland, CA

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Friday, July 2

Mono Basin Visitor Center
Highway 395
Lee Vining, CA

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 13

El Portal Community Center
5567 Foresta Road
El Portal, CA

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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